The possibilities of artificial intelligence are endless, but what’s the point if the social impact isn’t positive? In northern Canada, translator apps are helping researchers preserve a threatened Inuit language and connecting the remote communities that still speak it. In London, developers are working to make object recognition more personal for blind and low-vision individuals,… Read more »
Sports stars and startup founders have rallied behind Melbourne impact venture Who Gives a Crap in a $14.5 million raise. The round was led by European family-owned impact investor Verlinvest, which also backed Swedish milk alternative Oatly. Executive director Raphael Thiolon will joining the Who Gives A Crap board. Also joining the raise were Grok… Read more »
How a t-shirt from Atlassian led social impact startup Humanitix to join one of the world’s biggest charity movements, Pledge 1%
Sometimes it’s all about the swag. Humanitix co-founder Joshua Ross was at an Atlassian charity event when he was handed a Pledge 1% t-shirt. “We were there to ask Atlassian staff for help hiring our first Chief Technology Officer – a few of the senior Atlassian developers kindly offered to do technical interviews for our… Read more »
Sydney-based Social Impact Hub has selected eight startups to be part of the first cohort in its new Scaling Impact accelerator program. Social Impact Hub founder and director Jessica Roth said the focused on selecting those enterprises that have strong business models, operating in resilient sectors and we chosen from more than 70 applications. “They… Read more »
ygap to launch Polished Man accelerator to support ventures working to end violence against children
An initiative of ygap, the funds collected through the Polished Man campaign are dedicated to trauma prevention and trauma recovery programs for children who are at risk of, or have suffered, violence.
Melbourne startup Socialsuite helps organisations measure their social impact and secure further funding
Melbourne’s Socialsuite has developed a platform that works to help social organisations gather data around their work and in turn analyse it to measure impact.
Seven digital innovators have been awarded a combined $300,000 at the Optus Future Makers pitch event. A range of startups focusing on issues from youth education to healthcare were crowned this year’s Future Makers.
Good Mob wants to help groups of people establish and maintain a giving group, through which they can regularly donate to causes they’re passionate about.
After detecting a gap in the marketplace for programs catered towards helping technology-based social enterprises, Australian entrepreneur Omer Khan decided to launch Social Startups.